Through my mother’s recipes, I’m reminded of the resilience that flows in our blood. Instead of disconnecting from my body to survive, I nurtured it. Like me, cooking is hella queer and fluid. Every time I reimagine a dish, it can taste different depending on my mood.“How spicy do I want this dish to be today? “How sweet do I want this dessert?” It’s never fixed or prescribed. That’s what makes these evolving recipes — and the queer experience — so delicious.
During this challenging time, use your journal to throw your dreams into space. Imagine what could be and use that energy to fuel your long days.
All we have is each other. And we are the only ones we know, if we believe in the myth of ourselves enough to create truth, who will save us.
When we fully embrace the energy and intention of The Lovers and Gemini, we can honor our wants and needs without feeling selfish, can make space for our desires without feeling greedy, can recognize just how important our dreams really are and go after them without hesitating. What have you learned to love about yourself?
Norma McCorvey, better known as ‘Jane Roe,’ says she was paid to be an anti-abortion activist (she also had a relationship with a woman for 35 years, a fact that I never knew!). Plus: the history of black twitter, André Leon Talley, and 14 ways to find joy in spite of everything.
People are coming together around this thing we’re doing – and so many other mutual aid projects – and it’s more powerful and vibrant than almost anything I’d experienced in a decade of activism.
We released a list of books to read at the end of March for those interested in getting started with polyamory and non-monogamy. These resources go beyond books to blogs, podcasts, movies… so here are eight podcast episodes to get you started on polyamory and non-monogamy during this lockdown!
Happy 20th Anniversary to one of Britney’s most iconic albums. The history of the word “wife” for lesbians and queer women, so much intel on virtual Prides you can celebrate from your couch, LGBTQ Studies breaks through yet another ceiling in public schools and more!
When you and a partner have different ideas of safe social distancing, revenge porn is spiking and what to do if it happens to you, @draws_nudes on your quarantine nudes and more.
Parenting during the pandemic is a wild ride, so consider this our queer parenting circle, a safe place to share the good and the bad!
I surveyed some of the plant parents here at Autostraddle, and we’re all so excited to show off our little ones. If you’re a plant parent, show off your babies in the comments, too!
Bad Bunny, learning to shop ethically, don’t worry that constant bumping you hear at night is probably just Casper saying hello, and seriously — put some respect on Aimee Stephens’ name.
Shop for obscure ingredients in Asian supermarkets so you can replicate your favorite homecooked meals your mother used to make for you, and activate your ongoing transformation from helpless child to adult who knows how to nurture their own inner child.
All I ever wanted to say is, “this thing that happened to me…is why I am the way I am.” But it was easier to deal with everyone else’s disappointment than to speak that truth aloud. I wasn’t strong enough for that. Annalise Keating was.
Our way is a commitment to long lasting change, to self-sufficiency, to inter-dependence and to creating the world we want to see.
Today’s Happy Hour at Home is very straightforward: I’m gonna give you some easy tips-n-tricks for kicking cocktails up a notch by using scraps and other things you already have lying around your kitchen. Let’s make some fancy ice!
Your rawness and tenderness is a primal signal that you are alive. It’s exhausting and there’s no way to turn it off. Let yourself breathe through this, and trust that it is not a waste of time to devote your energy to the work of becoming.
Suffice to say that we’ll all be coming out of this pandemic different people than we were before — but for many people, being in isolation is specifically providing the opportunity to explore their sexuality and gender in an intimate and unprecedented way.
Welcome to COMMUNITY CHECK, a series about mutual aid and taking care of each other in the time of coronavirus.
“It feels like dating is all of the bad parts with none of the good parts.”